Pluralist: A woman in an Illinois prison says her rape by a transgender fellow inmate was the subject of an attempted cover-up by the Illinois Department of Corrections, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week.
The woman in question, an inmate at the Logan Correctional Center in central Illinois, is referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe, a pseudonym.
She claims the incident took place in June 2019 and that she was strong-armed by a supervisory officer into denying the assault had occurred, Public Broadcasting Service station WTTW reported.
The correctional officer subsequently punished Jane Doe for filing a “false” complaint, according to the lawsuit. read more